Anthony Tan's Velo Files



Velo Files: Sky Vs. Sky

23 February 2015 | 18:00 - By Anthony Tan

Rather than reminisce about one of his favourite 1980s Australian pub rock bands, Anthony Tan borrows its name to describe an increasingly familiar modus operandi when it comes to the stage race milieu in professional road cycling.

Skylike... A phalanx of Tinkoff-Saxo riders set the pace during the fourth stage of the Vuelta a Andalucia. (Tinkoff-Saxo)

Skylike... A phalanx of Tinkoff-Saxo riders set the pace during the fourth stage of the Vuelta a Andalucia. (Tinkoff-Saxo)

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Velo Files: Square Pegs & Round Holes

20 February 2015 | 13:30 - By Anthony Tan

There's few things worse than doing a job you're told to do, despite your capability or desire being amiss, writes Anthony Tan.

One a fit, one a misfit...

One a fit, one a misfit... "I never was a bunch sprinter - and I kind of said that when I was going there." (AFP/Mark Gunter)

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Velo Files: All In The Timing...

25 January 2015 | 21:00 - By Anthony Tan

This year's Santos Tour Down Under has seen its share of superhuman feats, but if the final stage told us anything, it's that sometimes less is more, writes Anthony Tan from Adelaide, South Australia.

Rohan Dennis could've been crowned a winner on Saturday... (AFP/ Mark Gunter)

Rohan Dennis could've been crowned a winner on Saturday... (AFP/ Mark Gunter)

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Velo Files: Did He Jump Or Was He Pushed?

24 January 2015 | 19:00 - By Anthony Tan

Cadel Evans' decision to hang up his wheels was not as clear cut as one might have imagined, writes Anthony Tan from Willunga Hill, South Australia, following the fifth stage of the Santos Tour Down Under.

Evans:

Evans: "I wasn't really a consideration for that sort of position." (Getty)

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Velo Files: The Book Of Sky

23 January 2015 | 16:30 - By Anthony Tan

It worked a treat for two years with unabashed success in stage races; for one reason or another, it's stopped working. Depending on how events unfold at the 2015 Santos Tour Down Under, it may be time to rewrite the manual from the Book of Sky, writes Anthony Tan from Mount Barker, South Australia.

Too early? Richie Porte attacks on the lower slopes of the Paracombe climb, on Stage 3 of the Tour Down Under. (AFP/Mark Gunter)

Too early? Richie Porte attacks on the lower slopes of the Paracombe climb, on Stage 3 of the Tour Down Under. (AFP/Mark Gunter)

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Velo Files: The Queen Stage

22 January 2015 | 17:00 - By Anthony Tan

Have we just seen our overall race winner? Atop Paracombe, Anthony Tan relives what he believes will be the defining stage of this year's Santos Tour Down Under.

King of the queen stage... Rohan Dennis. (AFP/Mark Gunter)

King of the queen stage... Rohan Dennis. (AFP/Mark Gunter)

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Velo Files: The Missing Link

21 January 2015 | 14:00 - By Anthony Tan

There was room for a twentieth but for some reason organisers of the Santos Tour Down Under decided against it. The non-invitation of one team in particular was an opportunity that went begging, writes Anthony Tan from Stirling, South Australia.

MTN-Qhubeka... A lost opportunity at the TDU. (Getty)

MTN-Qhubeka... A lost opportunity at the TDU. (Getty)

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Velo Files: A Week Enough?

20 January 2015 | 17:00 - By Anthony Tan

Ride to win or ride to lose? As far as Jack Bobridge is concerned there is only one way, writes Anthony Tan from Adelaide.

Full throttle... Jack Bobridge only knows how to ride one way. (AFP/Mark Gunter)

Full throttle... Jack Bobridge only knows how to ride one way. (AFP/Mark Gunter)

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